Photographs and rare film of Faust's GREAT MAGIC SHOW touring Japan.
For THE FAUST ARCHIVES
Sole performing rights throughout the world for "FIND THE LADY" owned by FAUST the MAGICIAN since 1960. This DVD shows the complete history of "Find the Lady" since Amac invented it around 1920. Amac became a headline attraction in The U.S.A.for many years featuring just this one illusion.
In 1941 Amac sold the illusion to The Great Lyle when Lyle was due to open at the Aldwych theatre in London with his "Cavalcade of Mystery" show, and in addition Amac was engaged by Lyle to be his stage manager.
Granville Taylor worked as a stage assistant with Lyle in 1953, and he turned professiional magician in l957 with his "Devil's Bar" act, assisted by his wife Valerie, and were soon playing the Moss Empire circuit.
After The Great Lyle died in 1955 Granville contacted Lucille Lyle and began buying tricks and illusions from the Lyle show, and in 1960 he bought Amac's original equipment for "Find the Lady", plus sole performing rights for the U.K. and throughout the world for this illusion.
DVD 20 minutes.
A short DVD showing all the boxes required for "Find the Lady" being removed from Faust's home for transportation to Pendle Hippodrome Theatre for rigging -up, rehearsing, and filming of the illusion by Spicer & Moore of London, for week commencing 11th. April 2011. Boxes handled by Faust' s sons Guy and Jamie Taylor with grandson Lewis Taylor. Filmed in turn by Faust and Lewis Taylor. 9th.April 2011.
A LIFE OF MAGIC ON FILM TRANSFERRED TO DVDs.
TOURING THE WORLD.
FAUST took his Super-8 Cine Camera on his many tours abroad.
Often he took footage himself to record the places he visited.
Sometimes, if one of his assistants was ill, and out of the show for a few days and resting, he would hand over his Cine Camera for the assistant to go out into the audience to film parts of the show at random.
"FAUST AS ABANAZAR" and "FAUST IN CABARET"
have both been edited by Faust to show only his magic.
The remaining DVDs, shown above, show raw footage exactly as filmed.
In addition, Faust's presentation of Amac's "Find the Lady" illusion, for which he owns sole performing rights throughout the world, was filmed at the Pendle Hippodrome theatre in Colne in Lancashire when the theatre was hired from April 11th. to 15th. 2011 by the London film production company Spicer & Moore for a documentary. At the same time, theatre cameraman John Morgan also filmed "Find the Lady", and he presented Faust with a DVD of his filming of this world-famous illusion act shortly afterwards.
ALL THESE DVDS IN THE FAUST ARCHIVES ARE NOT FOR SALE.
GRANVILLE TAYLOR has produced "A DOCUMENTARY OF FAUST & FIND THE LADY" on DVD for THE FAUST ARCHIVES. Running time is approximately 35 minutes. See page "FILMING OF FIND THE LADY" on this site for full details.
This DVD shows the complete illusion of Faust presenting "Find the Lady", as filmed by Spicer & Moore of London on the 15th April 2011 at Pendle Hippodrome Theatre in Colne, Lancashire. Running time is approximately 12 minutes.
This DVD, filmed by Spicer & Moore of London, includes almost all the footage they filmed week commencing 11th April 2011 at Pendle Hippodrome Theatre in Colne, Lancashire, and filming in Brierfield and in Colne.. They also visited Dr.Eddie Dawes at his home in Anlaby, near Hull, for an interview with this well-known magic historian.
This DVD, for the Faust Archives, is the complete documentary of Faust & Find the Lady.
Produced by Granville Taylor from filmed footage by the London film production company Spicer & Moore in 2010 and 2011,and from film by Granville Taylor showing the boxes required for the illusion being removed from storage for transportation to Pendle Hippodrome theatre in Colne for filming by Spicer & Moore, plus publicity material from Faust's own collection about this illusion, as performed in succession by AMAC, THE GREAT LYLE, and FAUST, using Amac's original equipment.
Running time of the documentary is 52 minutes.
Completed 24th. October 2013.
PLEASE NOTE: An edited version of this DVD, running time 32 minutes, can be available for private showing by Faust to managements or anyone interested in this illusion and its history, from around 1920 when Amac invented and performed it, to the Great Lyle from 1941 until he died in 1955, and then to Faust who bought Amac's original equipment and sole performing rights from Lucille Lyle in 1960. Faust last performed this illusion at his local Pendle Hippodrome theatre in Colne, in Lancashire, w/c April 11th. 2011 for filming purposes only, before an invited audience of family, friends and theatre staff. "Find the Lady" filmed by the theatre's own cameraman, John Morgan (Castle Video).
On Sunday March 1st. 2015 Channel 4 transmitted episode 7 of series 4 of the "Four Rooms" programme which included FAUST talking with the four regular dealers in each room in turn, in connection with Amac's "FIND THE LADY" for which Faust owns sole performing rights throughout the world since 1960 when he bought Amac's original equipment and sole performing rights from Lucille Lyle.
This DVD is the 15-minutes of Faust's contribution to the "Four Rooms" programme transmitted on the 1st. March 2015 on Channel 4, episode 7, series 4.
2-page feature article by Diane Cooke after Faust appeared on Channel 4's "Four Rooms" programme. To read this article, Google the following :
The latest assistant to FAUST THE MAGICIAN.
Count Dracula's eyes light up and flash. He speaks, and invites you to come closer, he
offers to touch you, and he laughs hysterically.